The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Fern Brickweg, 98
Born: Monday, November 08, 1915
Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bertha Hoeweler, 95
Born: Tuesday, December 17, 1918
Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Margaret Jones, 100
Born: Sunday, November 16, 1913
Died: Monday, April 14, 2014

Ralph Renneker, 67
Born: Wednesday, September 11, 1946
Died: Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gerald Stacey, 81
Born: Friday, December 30, 1932
Died: Sunday, April 13, 2014

Upcoming Events

Apr 19Revoluntionary War Soldiers Memorial Dedication
Apr 20Easter Sunrise Service - SPRING GROVE
Apr 20Easter Sunrise Service - OAK HILL
Apr 22Grief to Peace - TRI COUNTY / OAK HILL CEMETERY
Apr 26Early Morning Bird Walk
Apr 26Bulb Pulling - Volunteer Event
Apr 27Caracole 5K
Apr 27History In Bloom
May 03Weekend Walkabout - May
May 07Public Tram Tour - 5/7